Mary Washington junior midfielder Lisa Charney (Fairfax, Va., Fairfax) was selected as the CAC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week while Frostburg State junior goalie MAGGIE EDWARDS (Lebanon, N.J./Hunterdon Central Regional) was selected as the CAC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 6, 2011.
Charney is the first CAC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring two goals and adding two assists in leading the unranked Eagles to a pair of victories over nationally-ranked teams. She scored the team’s first goal of the season in a 3-1 win over 13th-ranked Lynchburg, then added a goal and two helpers in Saturday’s 5-1 victory over 5th-ranked Lebanon Valley.
Edwards was picked for the CAC defensive award after registering an amazing 45 saves and keeping her team in both games at the Drew Tournament. She led the Bobcats to a season-opening shutout win over Sweet Briar, then kicked out a career-best 33 saves in a loss to Landmark League powerhouse Drew. Edwards followed with 12 saves in a one-goal loss vs. Cabrini.
Mary Washington sophomore forward Tina Rader (Springfield, Va., West Springfield) was named the CAC Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week while St. Mary’s sophomore goal keeper KELSEY WIRTZ (Parkton, Md./Hereford) was selected as the CAC Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Nov. 1, 2010.
Rader scored four goals, all in the second half, of UMW’s 6-0 win over Eastern Mennonite Monday. Her scoring outburst included three goals in a span of 81 seconds, nearly breaking an NCAA Division III record for the fastest hat trick.
Wirtz, the 2010 CAC Rookie of the Year, recorded 11 saves on 18 shots (nine in each game) to earn a pair of shutout victories to open the season. It’s the first time since 2008 that the Seahawks opened the season with a 2-0 record.